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Samyang 85 mm / F 1,4 ASP IF AE

Samyang 85 mm / F 1,4 ASP IF AE
alaAverage 4.3

172 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Samyang 85 mm / F 1,4 ASP IF AE. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the size.

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On average, users rate this product 89/100 and experts rate this product 82/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samyang 85 mm / F 1,4 ASP IF AE

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Samyang 85 mm / F 1,4 ASP IF AE from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the reliability and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the size.

price, usability, design, reliability

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98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samyang 85 mm F1.4 Manual Focus Lens for Samsung-NXSamyang 85 mm F1.4 Manual Focus Lens for Samsung-NX

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Camera Labs (cameralabs.com)

Samyang 85mm f1.4

 
Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (photoreview.com.au)

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC

 

An affordably-priced, fast manual focus medium telephoto prime lens that is available in mounts to suit most interchangeable-lens cameras.

The most compelling reasons to buy the Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC M4/3 lens are its affordable price tag and the fact that it is the fastest medium-telephoto lens on the market for M4/3 cameras. It's also the fastest medium-telephoto prime lens for...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: photozone.de (photozone.de)

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical (EOS) - APS-C format Review / Lab Test

 

The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 Aspherical may be a very affordable lens but it's a very decent performer nevertheless. It is capable of delivering a very good center performance at f/1.4 although it's fairly soft in the image corners at this setting. The...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Arkadiusz Olech (lenstip.com)

Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF

 

Up until recently the Korean firm Samyang has been known for its cheap manual long- focus lenses both made of lenses and containing mirrors. These lenses come with a T-mount thread which can be connected to any reflex camera by using the appropriate...

Usable wide open ; Very little chromatic aberration ; Practically zero distortion ; Indetectible coma on the APS-C/DX matrix ; Vignetting on the APS-C/DX satisfactory ; Very high transmission ; Decent quality of workmanship ; Good price-quality ratio

After stopping down performs considerably worse than competing brands ; Performance against bright light could be better ; Soft’ corners at full frame

May, 2009

Expert review by: (photoanswers.co.uk)

Samyang 85mm f/1.4 IF

 

Samyang's 85mm f/1.4 IF features a maximum aperture of f/1.4.

Expert review by: (photoanswers.co.uk)

Samyang 85mm f/1.4

 

The Samyang 85mm f/1.4 is an ultra-fast f/1.4 prime lens, well suited to full-frame D-SLR users who enjoy shooting portraits.

Consumer review by: Muneeb (warehouseexpress.com)

Its pro glass, not for amateurs

 

this is my 3rd favourite samyang lens after 35mm f1.4 and 24mm f1.4. obviously samyang is not for those who are not comfortable with manual focusing but for my it works great. most of the time i don\'t use them wide open for sharpness and larger depth...

Contrasty","Durable","Great Picture Quality","Sharp

Comes With A Lousy Pouch

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Muneeb (warehouseexpress.com)

Its pro glass, not for amateurs

 

this is my 3rd favourite samyang lens after 35mm f1.4 and 24mm f1.4. obviously samyang is not for those who are not comfortable with manual focusing but for my it works great. most of the time i don't use them wide open for sharpness and larger depth...

Contrasty ; Durable ; Great Picture Quality ; Sharp

Comes With A Lousy Pouch

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Kiwi Jono (lenstip.com)

Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF

 

Lovely lens and really getting to like it. Yes focus takes a bit to get used to with the very narrow DOF but I don't think most AF lenses would be that accurate anyway (from what I have seen). I like the feel of the manual focus - firm enough that it...

Sharp wide open (center), best lens I have for bokeh, good colours, nice focus action. Cheap feeling hood but perfectly functional. Has "A" position and supports auto exposure modes on Pentax

Mine sometimes purple fringes quite a bit in high contrast areas wide open (or nearly so). Otherwise no CA is noticeable

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Kiwi Jono (lenstip.com)

Samyang 85 mm f/1.4 Aspherical IF

 

Lovely lens and really getting to like it. Yes focus takes a bit to get used to with the very narrow DOF but I don't think most AF lenses would be that accurate anyway (from what I have seen). I like the feel of the manual focus - firm enough that it...

Sharp wide open (center), best lens I have for bokeh, good colours, nice focus action. Cheap feeling hood but perfectly functional. Has "A" position and supports auto exposure modes on Pentax

Mine sometimes purple fringes quite a bit in high contrast areas wide open (or nearly so). Otherwise no CA is noticeable

May, 2013

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: No
Image Stabiliser: No
Ultra Sonic Motor: No

General Features

3D: No
Application:CSC LENS / SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon / Four Thirds / Four Thirds System / Micro FourThirds / Nikon F / Nikon/Fujifilm / Pentax K / Pentax/Samsung / Sony / Konica-Minolta
Camera Mount:Canon EF / EF-S / Four Thirds / Micro FourThirds / Nikon F / Pentax K / Sony Alpha
Lens Mount:Not Applicable
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Type Single Focal Length Lens:Telephoto Lens
Usage:Digital Cameras
ZOOM ONEME OLD:Single Focal Length Lens
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